Motivated administration professional skilled at building strong working relationships with fellow staff, supervisors and community members with strong customer service and public relations. Highly-qualified town manager driven to maximize operational efficiency through planning and communication with all staff in their related fields. Motivated Town Manager with the ability to manages multiple projects under tight deadlines. Excellent understanding of the Town of Emmitsburg's Planning and Zoning, Accounting and Public Works Department.
Exceptional problem solver
Calm under pressure
Conflict resolution tactics
Local government background
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Well versed in most computer programs especially Microsoft Office
Project coordination and management
Time management ability
Experience with GIS
Town of EmmitsburgEmmitsburg, MarylandTown Manager (Interim)07/2016 to Current
Coordinate the funding from USDA and MDE on the new state of the art $19 million dollar wastewater treatment plant.
Assist with the management of the project and continue to negotiate on related issues.
Grant writing (awarded $217,000 grant to rehab pool) as well as other POS & CP&P grants. Attended Grant Management training.
Lead a 16 member Town staff department
Named Town Manager when the current manager was out of office due to a reduction in his hours
Present agenda items at several Town meetings and closed executive sessions.
Respond to Mayor and Commissioner requests
Coordinate and assist with the contract agreements, implementation of two solar field projects.
Serve as in-house human relations coordinator
Actively assisted in budget process for this fiscal year
Coordinate all repairs and maintenance for Community Center
Research and write policies, ordinances, resolutions and proclamations
Well-versed in the Town Code and Charter
Oversee the Public Works Department
Manage upcoming projects - $1.5 million dollar joint square project; flat run bridge, East Lincoln sidewalk
Work closely with Water/Sewer Superintendent to ensure all daily operations and maintenance are completed
Town of EmmitsburgEmmitsburg, MDTown Clerk02/2013 to 07/2016
Hired with Town in February 2013; appointed to Town Clerk position upon the retirement of another employee; remained admin assistant as well
Maintained all official municipal records
Coordinated and prepared the Town election each year
Managed all public information requests and ensured the Public Information Act is followed
Ensured the Open Meetings Act was followed and the documents were prepared
Prepared the Town meeting agenda packets as well as assisted with the preparation of all necessary documents
Maintained all vendor contracts and rental properties; negotiated and solicited for new contracts
Prepared Grant applications and maintained deadlines
Maintained all personnel records
Coordinated activities with Sheriff's Office
Worked with Director of Public Works and Water/Sewer Superintendent on various projects, contracts, maintenance, scheduling, etc.
Communicated regularly with staff, town residents, Commissioners, other elected officials, etc.
Maintained grant and loan records; ensured federal and state guidelines were followed
Researched and developed a new town website that is current and user friendly; started the Emmitsburg Facebook and twitter page
Acted as the administrative supervisor for receptionist and parking enforcement
Frederick County Sheriff''s OfficeFrederick, MDSergeant, Patrol Operations09/1992 to 02/2013
Crisis Negotiator for 10 years; supervisor of the Unit for three years; trained with Prince Georges County, Montgomery County, as well as FBI
Emergency Management Training and Incident Command Training
Mid-level supervisor with Sheriff's Office for over 10 years; supervised up to 15 patrol deputies and supervisors at one time; managed law enforcement operations for entire county during the evening and night hours
Supervised the Community Deputy program for over five years; great working relationship with all towns especially Emmitsburg; participated in numerous events and attended Town Meetings; worked with Town Manager, Commissioners and Mayors on issues/concerns
Started the crime analysis unit; trained in GIS
State mandated supervisor training with an emphasis on decision making, time management, crisis resolution and personnel management.
American Paper InstituteWashington, DCAdministrative Assistant09/1990 to 09/1992
Administrative Assistant to a lobbyist for Clean Water related to the paper industry
Attended Congressional hearings; prepared minutes
Prepared legal briefs for legislative hearings
Attended numerous conferences on behalf of the lobbyist
Bachelor of Arts:Political ScienceWest Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Coursework in Law and Political Science
Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism Coursework
Graduated with an overall GPA of 3.4
Certificate:Public PolicyAcademy for Excellence in Local Governance
Currently enrolled in certificate training program with the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy: Risk Management, Municipal Budgeting, Ethics, Open Meetings Act, Public Information Act, Structure of Government, Conducting Effective Meetings, Consensus Team Building, and Employment Issues as well as five elective courses needed.
Certificate:PlanningPlanning Commission, Planning Board and Board of Appeals Education Course
Currently taking this online course that covers basic planning and smart growth concepts, the comprehensive plan, growth management tools, and environmental laws and regulations.